Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Netanyahu’s Apartheid Peace Plan
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Netanyahu represents the hard edge of longstanding racist Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
He proposed stripping around 1.6 million Israeli Arab citizens of their citizenship, ethnically cleansing them to Palestinian control as part of a final status agreement in exchange for all valued West Bank territory – a lunatic scheme rejected by all responsible Palestinians.
Ultranationalist defense minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed the idea years ago, claiming it makes no sense to have Arabs in a Jewish state – or sensible to have a Palestinian state with no Jews while 20% of Israel’s population is Arab.
His scheme and Netanyahu’s is flagrantly racist and unacceptable.
Palestinians long ago were willing to forego 78% of their native land in return for their own within pre-June 1967 borders – along with East Jerusalem as their exclu
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